A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, Tonga (0 miles). Global time and date of event 20/05/20 / 2020-05-20 15:01:28 / May 20, 2020 @ 3:01 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 15:01:28 / 3:01 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us6000a0zi. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000a0zi. Exact location of event, longitude -173.2709 West, latitude -15.1094 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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